Trave

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For the village in Bulgaria, see Trave, Bulgaria. For the surgery, see tracheal shave. For the Second World War German coaster, see MV Trave.
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Trave river near Reinfeld
Trave
Travemuende-Mole.jpg
Mouth of the river Trave
Origin Schleswig-Holstein
Mouth Baltic Sea
53°57′39″N 10°53′14″E / 53.96083°N 10.88722°E / 53.96083; 10.88722Coordinates: 53°57′39″N 10°53′14″E / 53.96083°N 10.88722°E / 53.96083; 10.88722
Basin countries Germany
Length 124 km
Basin area 2,676 km²

The Trave (German pronunciation: [ˈtʁaːvə]) is a river in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is approximately 124 kilometres long, running from its source near the village of Gießelrade in Ostholstein to Travemünde where it flows into the Baltic Sea. It passes through Bad Segeberg, Bad Oldesloe, and Lübeck, where it is linked to the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. It is navigable for sea-going vessels from the Baltic to the Lübeck ports. Apart from numerous bridges, the Herren Tunnel, passes under the Trave and a ferry connects Travemünde with Priwall.

Tributaries of the Trave include the Wakenitz and the Stepenitz.